Paul X. Williams

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Paul X. Williams
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
In office
October 31, 1981 – January 24, 1994
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
In office
1973–1981
Preceded byOren Harris
Succeeded byHugh Franklin Waters
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
In office
June 12, 1967 – October 31, 1981
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byJohn E. Miller
Succeeded byHugh Franklin Waters
Personal details
Born
Paul X. Williams

(1908-02-19)February 19, 1908
Booneville, Arkansas
DiedJanuary 24, 1994(1994-01-24) (aged 85)
Booneville, Arkansas
EducationUniversity of Arkansas (B.A.)
University of Arkansas School of Law (LL.B.)

Paul X. Williams (February 19, 1908 – January 24, 1994) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Booneville, Arkansas, Williams received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in 1929 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1930. He was in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander from 1942 to 1946. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the Western District of Arkansas from 1947 to 1948. He was a Chancellor of the Chancery Court of Arkansas from 1949 to 1967.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Williams was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on May 24, 1967, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas vacated by Judge John E. Miller. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 12, 1967, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1973 to 1981. He assumed senior status on October 31, 1981. Williams served in that capacity until his death on January 24, 1994, in Booneville.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John E. Miller
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
1967–1981
Succeeded by
Hugh Franklin Waters
Preceded by
Oren Harris
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
1973–1981
Succeeded by
Hugh Franklin Waters